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Circa 1910 T218 Mecca "Champion Athletes and Prize Fighters" Complete Set (153)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $928.00
Complete set of 153 cards featuring early twentieth-century "Athletes and Prize Fighters" issued with Hassan and Mecca tobacco products. The T218s feature boxers and various champion athletes of the era, including bowlers, billiards champions, and track-and-field stars. 26% range in grade from Vg-Ex to Ex, 56% Vg, and 18% slightly lesser grades. Keys: Abe Attell (Gd-Vg), Joe Gans (Vg), Joe Jeannette (Gd), two James Jeffries (both Gd), two Jack Johnson (front pose is Gd-Vg and side pose is Vg/Vg-Ex), Stanley Ketchell (Vg), Sam Langford (Vg). This set includes sixty-six boxers. Compared to baseball cards of the era, this set (which is at least as scarce) represents a particularly outstanding value. This is an extremely attractive complete set of one of the most classic tobacco sport issues from the early twentieth century. Total 153 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $928.00
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